Win Tickets($40): ANDAZ w/ DJ Anjali & The Incredible Kid @ Star Theater | A Bhangra/Bollywood/Urban Desi Dance Party

We are giving away tickets for a party of 5 to ANDAZ: Bhangra/Bollywood/Urban Desi Dance Party @ Star Theater on March 29. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, March 28.

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ANDAZ: A Bhangra/Bollywood/Urban Desi Dance PartyANDAZ: A Bhangra/Bollywood/Urban Desi Dance Party
March 29, 2014
9 p.m. | $5 before 10 p.m.; $8 After | 21+
More info:

Star Theater
13 NW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
(503) 248-4700 | More info:

ANDAZ is not only the longest-running Desi party on the West Coast, it is the longest-running Desi party West of the Hudson river.

ANDAZ is such a Portland institution it is mentioned in the travel guides Best Places Portland and the Moon Handbook Portland; fitting recognition for a monthly dance party now it’s twelfth year.


DJ Anjali & The Incredible Kid introduced Portland, Oregon nightclub audiences to the sounds of Bhangra, Bollywood and Global Bass around the turn of the millennium. They host one of the city’s longest-running dance parties and regularly play to festival crowds throughout the Pacific Northwest including a headline performance at the Sasquatch! Music Festival dance stage.

DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid have spent more than a decade igniting dance floors with cutting edge music not limited by borders or language. They are most known for incinerating dance floors with the South Asian sounds of Bhangra and Bollywood, but the duo scour the globe for any hard-hitting music that combines local music traditions with window-rattling production. Anjali and The Kid host a cult radio show on KBOO community radio where they have been regular hosts since 2006, and they just began a new radio show on XRAY.FM

Anjali and The Kid performed five sets at the Sasquatch! Music Festival tenth anniversary including headlining the dance tent opening night. They have performed at festivals such as Decibel, MusicfestNW, Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration, Beloved, Photosynthesis, Fairytale and Kaleidoscope, and the Vancouver Queer Film Festival. The duo travel to perform in cities such as NYC, SF and Vancouver, BC and headline long-running parties such as Basement Bhangra, Nonstop Bhangra and High Society.

Together and separately they have supported artists as diverse as Digable Planets, Balkan Beat Box, Major Lazer, Skrillex, A Tribe Called Red, DJ Spooky, Tigerstyle, Boban i Marco Markovic Orkestar, Delhi 2 Dublin, Sleigh Bells, Glitch Mob, State of Bengal, MSTRKRFT, Karsh Kale, DJ Rekha, CeU, Antibalas, Dengue Fever, Blockhead, Soulico, The Decemberists, Rupa & the April Fishes, Gold Panda, DJ Marcelinho Da Lua, Saini Surinder, Washed Out, Toy Selectah, Pink Martini, Quantic, Opiuo, Bonobo, Extra Golden, Maga Bo, Poirier, Plastician, Flying Lotus, Ming & FS, Joro-Boro, Kultur Shock, Ghostland Observatory, J-Boogie, and Nickodemus from Turntables on the Hudson.

After making a name for themselves in their hometown’s raucous house party circuit, DJ Anjali & The Incredible Kid introduced the Portland, Oregon nightclub scene to the sounds of Bhangra, Bollywood and Global Bass on New Year’s Eve 2000. After a series of residencies, beginning with a six-month residency at the legendary Blackbird, the duo began hosting their ANDAZ dance parties in July of 2002. The party’s focus on hardcore Panjabi Bhangra and the latest electronic confections from the Bollywood film industry continue to pack the dance floor after eleven years. While ANDAZ was still in the bloom of youth, Anjali and The Kid founded the revolutionary dance night ATLAS (with co-host/DJ E3) at Holocene in November of 2003 to introduce Portland to Global Bass sounds such as: Urban Desi, Rai N B, Reggada, Dembow, Dubstep, Balkan Beats, Funk Carioca, Kuduro, Merengue Urbano, Reggaeton, 3Ball Guarachero, Cumbia Digital and a host of other local and diasporic future musics. ATLAS finally ended in March of 2013 after more than nine years making it the longest-running night in the club’s history. In 2013 Anjali and The Kid initiated Tropitaal: A Desi Latino Soundclash party, their latest project.

Maybe the Portland area’s most well-known deejays.” The Portland Tribune 1/26/12

“People were talking about all weekend: DJ Anjali & The Incredible Kid-playing every, SINGLE day (the only performers to do so), the Portland duo was the must-not-miss Bollywood/bhangra dance party makers of the weekend.” (Sasquatch! Festival 2011) Oregon Music News 5/31/11

“Celebrate our local heroes as they hold down the biggest rock fest in the Northwest” (Sasquatch! Festival 2011) The Portland Mercury 5/26/11

“DJ Anjali and the Incredible Kid sets are one of Portland’s great recurring dance parties.” Willamette Week 12/16/09

“Portland’s favorite boy/girl DJ pair” The Oregonian 6/19/09

“The pair have been keeping Portland dancing for so long in various
incarnations, imagining the local music scene without their bhangra
and Bollywood rhythms is unthinkable. ” The Oregonian 5/26/06

“The DJs responsible for making “bhangra” and “Asian garage” somewhat household words outside Portland’s Desi community” – The Portland Mercury 1/8/04

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10 Responses to Win Tickets($40): ANDAZ w/ DJ Anjali & The Incredible Kid @ Star Theater | A Bhangra/Bollywood/Urban Desi Dance Party

  1. Adrian March 25, 2014 at 12:35 pm #

    Great sound! Would love to take the SO to see them : )

  2. Rich Mackin March 25, 2014 at 12:53 pm #

    5 Reasons I want to win:

    1) Because even though I never watched the show, “Party of Five” references make me nostalgic.
    2) Winning an extra four tickets will allow me to do something to show some of my friends how amazing they are, and how amazing this event will be!
    3) I would like to help the Incredible Kid through a rite of passage to become the Incredible MAN.
    4) I hope one to day to confirm if her name is pronounced “ON- JAH- LEE” or “ANN- JOLLY”
    5) At heart, like most people, I am cheap and like free things.

  3. The Incredible Kid March 25, 2014 at 1:01 pm #

    Rich, I can help you with #4, her name is pronounced “UN-juh-lee.”


  4. Armando March 26, 2014 at 9:06 am #

    I want to win these tickets to remind someone how to live again. To break the day-in-day-out mentality with a blast of culture and loud music. Colors and dance and passion and people, this is what we all need. I would be honored to win these tickets and share them with those who could appreciate a memorable evening with DJ Anjali & The Incredible Kid.

    thank you.

  5. kate March 27, 2014 at 2:24 pm #

    I’ve never been to see this show, in spite of hearing about it for ages. It looks like sweaty, sparkly, nutty fun and that’s right up my alley… Plus, I desperately need to shake my booty! I can definitely think of four friends who could really use some booty-shaking themselves. Instant party!?

  6. Anumeha March 27, 2014 at 2:32 pm #

    I would like to win because I love dancing!

  7. Sean March 27, 2014 at 2:48 pm #

    I want to win because my girlfriend really wants to go, to the point of sending me this link on a thursday afternoon while we’re both at work. And I like her. So i’m entering.

  8. Tina March 27, 2014 at 3:24 pm #

    I group of friends and I are looking forward to dancing our hearts out to DJ Anjali and The Kid on Saturday – we’re bringing a friend who has never experienced Bollywood/Bangra before. Can’t wait to boogie down! LOVE DJ Anjali!

  9. heather March 27, 2014 at 8:40 pm #

    I need new adventure. This is something I’ve never done.

  10. emmy March 28, 2014 at 6:32 am #

    I’ve always wanted to go to this and it’d be killer to let loose before classes start agaaaaain on Monday!

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